“When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel.” – Charles Dickens
“Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.” ~Judah Ibn Tibbon
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way